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TeaVivre brings you the fresh Monkey King Monkey King Tie Guan Yin which has no heavy roasting flavor. It is from the origin place of Tie Guan Yin, Anxi in Fujian Province. The twisted dry leaves are tight and strong in dragonfly-like shape. Dry tea has the light refreshing fragrance of vegetables and fruits. After brewed, the characteristic fresh scent of Tie Guan Yin comes. The tea liquid tastes sweet and its fragrance lasts long. Tie Guan Yin has two different kinds of making method, Zheng Chao (正炒,) and Tuo Suan (拖酸), which was introduced in the description of Anxi Superfine Tie Guan Yin. This Anxi Monkey King (Ma Liu Mie) Tie Guan Yin belongs to zheng chao Tie Guan Yin tea, has comfortable brisk and smooth flavor without the sour taste on your tongue, just like the Anxi Superfine Tie Guan Yin.
Our Anxi Monkey King (Ma Liu Mie) Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea is analysed in accordance with the requirements of regulation (EC) 396/2005 (regulation on maximum residue levels in food and feed) in its currently valid version.
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With a strong and long-lasting fragrance, this Monkey-King Tie Guanyin smells fresh and tender. When you brew it, the smell of honey peach can be enjoyed. The degree of fermentation is 100 percent and the tea leaves turn soft. You had better drink it one hour after meals, for it is quite good for digestion.
Legend has it that the cliff is too abrupt for people to pick the Oolong tea leaves. Therefore, monkey is trained to climb the cliff and help tea farmers pick the Oolong tea leaves.Another saying goes that tea farmers need to tie a rope around the waist during the process of picking, just like a monkey. Hence obtains its name.
Anxi County lies in the middle by south of Fujian, at 24°51′ N - 25°26′ N, 117°34′E - 118°18′E. Its total area is 2983.1 square kilometers. The environment of Anxi is definitely suitable for planting tea trees. It locates in the subtropical humid climate zone, on the southeast side of Dai Yun Mountain. The average temperature here is about 16 to 20℃, while the annual precipitation is around 1600 mm to 1800 mm.
The tea trees of Tie Guan Yin are delicate, not easy to be grown well with a low output. Thus the tea trees are precious. For this Anxi Monkey King Tie Guan Yin, its tea tree is purebred and bush, has spreading branches sideling grown. The leaf sprout horizontally and slightly curls towards its back, with thick and bold blade. Leaf presents glossy and deep green color, while the bud is in purple red. Its appearance is like a peach, thus it is named as red heart crooked peach.
Growing between the cliff and rock, Monkey Picked Tie Guanyin is a wild kind of Tie Guanyin.
Legend has it that there is a kind of wild Oolong tea tree growing between the cliff and rock in ancient times so that tea farmers cannot pick the leaves in usual way. Therefore, people figure out to tie a rope around waist to climb the cliff for tea picking, just like a monkey. Hence obtains its name.
Another saying goes that the cliff is too abrupt for people to pick the Oolong tea leaves. Therefore, money is trained to climb the cliff and help tea farmers pick the Oolong tea leaves. People name it as Maliumie, referring to the kind of Oolong tea picked by monkey. Maliumie(马骝搣), as the name of production: “Maliu(马骝)” is the nickname of monkey used by people in Guangzhou, Guangxi and Hainan. “Mie(搣)” means picking. “Maliumie” refers that monkey king picks tea leaves. In addition to the meaning of Maliumie picked by monkey king, the name also indicates that it is a kind of precious tea.
Monkey-King Tie Guanyin contains lots of vitamins. Vitamin A can prevent from scurvy; Vitamin B can help digestion; Vitamin C can enhance immunity; Vitamin E can resist aging. As the saying goes that rarity enhances value, you will benefit a lot from drinking a cup of it every day.
In the year 1855, Linfengchi removed Oolong tea trees from the Wuyi Mountains in the Fujian province of China and traveled to DongDing, which is in Lugu, Taiwan. Once he arrived in Taiwan, he replanted the tea trees, beginning the history of the Dong Ding Oolong , one of Taiwan's most famous teas. During 1858, a British company at that time called Jardine Mantheson & Co. bought semi-finished Oolong tea from Taiwan, spreading it around the world.
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Anxi Monkey King is a gem of an Oolong. It is less bitter than other Oolongs I have tasted. I enjoy the aroma of the hot steeped tea. It is gentle on my stomach and does not caffeine me. The price is fair. I would buy this tea again.
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Like Teavivre's normal Tieguanyin, but with leaves that appear larger dry rolled yet smaller when unfurled, possibly indicating that these are smaller leaves rolled loosely. Smaller leaf size is indeed indicative of higher quality, so this is a good thing. It tastes similar to Teavivre's standard Tieguanyin as well, only with more body, mouthfeel, and a hint of a deeper focused flavor usually found in more highly oxidized teas. It has the same problem as Teavivre's normal grade of Tieguanyin with tasting suboptimal if lukewarm or chilled, but unlike that tea can be consumed in large quantities without taste fatigue as long as it is served hot. The floral notes take a split second before registering sometimes, which is interesting and perhaps desirable for people seeking a long pleasant aftertaste of their beverage. I know fans of darker Oolongs like Phoenix Dancongs really look for that quality in the teas they drink.
This tea produces a beautifully clear, light emerald green brew. It has a very pleasing vegetal, buttery taste with a hint of spiciness. It's amazing how a couple of teaspoons of the tightly rolled tea balls unfurl to reveal large green leaves that fill up a 10-ounce steeper. Teavivre's tea assortments are a great way to try a variety of tea styles very economically. Many thanks!
I used one pack, gave it a quick rinse, and did a few steeps to start before the gaiwan got so hot I couldn’t hold it anymore. After the first couple of steeps the tea leaves exploded and were bursting out of the gaiwan. It smells initially like a nice, green TGY, that is buttery and floral and a bit sugary, but this tea caught me a little off guard. What I wasn’t expecting was the intense juicy, fruity flavor in the tea. Unlike other TGYs I’ve had, for sure! This does have the expected elements: it’s very floral, it’s very buttery, it’s a bit sweet like spun sugar. But this kind of bright almost citrusy note to it is so cool. Really interesting tea, and I look forward to trying it with various brewing methods. Thanks again, Teavivre! This review was originally published on Steepster by Dinosara on October 25, 2013. TeaVivre add this whole review here by getting permission from Dinosara.
The tea itself consists of dark green and light green leaves that make up small to medium sized balls and squiggles. They have a sweet lily, orchid and mineral green scent. Throughout the steeps - It starts with a thick but sweet lily fragrance. Tea tastes subtle, sweet, mineral green and floral with vegetal elements. Perhaps slightly buttery and perfumed in the after taste. It gradually becomes rather dry and less sweet. The lily is still very thick. The vegetal tone becomes more distinguished and fresh broccoli like. Eventually around the fifth steep it tones down a lot in flavour and becomes as mellow as the first steep. It still has lily characteristics and vegetal tones but it's also much dryer than previously. Overall - It's a very floral Oolong which has light and medium strengths/highlights throughout. No bitterness was present. I enjoyed this, would consider purchasing some in the future.
Dry: Very dark green tightly rolled leaves, somewhat glossy. Lovely light slightly floral and sweet green fragrance. Fresh is the word I would use to describe this tea right out of the bag. Steeped: I steeped 7g in my large infuser. Like other oolongs, this one needs a lot of room to expand and the large whole leaves unfurl nicely. Lovely clear yellow (tinted towards olive) liquor. Smells sweet and light with a floral-fruity oolong note. Taste: Smooth and sweet from the first sip with a silky mouth feel. A little bit drying on the tongue, but not in an unpleasant, sour, or bitter way. Fresh and fragrant oolong with a slight fruity note. Not tasting anything buttery, vegetal, or roasted in this tea- just a light, pleasant, and enjoyable oolong. Holds up to several re-steepings.
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